In its second year, the awards recognize more than 322 beaches globally

India debutes in the World List with Radhanagar Beach from Andaman & Nicobar Islands securing the 25th spot

India shines on the Asia list, secures 2nd spot after Thailand with 6 winning beaches 

Radhanagar Beach from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Agonda and Cavelossim Beaches from Goa rank #2, #3 and #9 respectively in the Asia list


Winning Beaches of 2014: India List

1.       Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2.       Agonda Beach, Goa
3.       Cavelossim Beach, Goa
4.       Varkala Beach, Kerala
5.       Mandrem Beach, Goa
6.       Benaulim Beach, Goa
7.       Candolim Beach, Goa
8.       Puri Beach, Orissa
9.       Varca Beach, Goa
10.   Elephanta Beach,  Andaman and Nicobar Islands
11.   Yarada Beach, Andhra Pradesh
12.   Arambol Beach, Goa
13.   Dhanushkodi Beach, Tamil Nadu
14.   Palolem Beach, Goa
15.   Colva Beach, Goa
16.   Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Kerala
17.   Ganapatipule Beach, Maharashtra
18.   Chapora Beach, Goa
19.   Cola Beach, Goa
20.   Utorda Beach, Goa
21.   Morjim, Goa
22.   Cansaulim Beach, Goa
23.   Vagator Beach, Goa
24.   Marari Beach, Kerala
25.   Rama Krishna Beach, Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, March 19, 2014 – TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners

of its Travelers’ ChoiceTM Awards for Beaches. This year the awards have recognized more than 322 beaches globally and 25 beaches from India, including top lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.S. and India.

String of Pearls – The India List

The India list is truly diverse with beaches from East, West and the South making it to the list.

Goa retains the title of the official ‘beach state’ with 15 of the 25 beaches being from the state.

Orissa makes its debut with Puri Beach taking the 8th spot

Radhanagar Beach from Andaman & Nicobar Islands topples Agonda beach from Goa to take the number #1 spot this year. Agonda beach is ranked number #2.

Speaking on the announcement Mr. Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India said We are delighted that in just the second year of the awards, India has been able to create a spot in the world list. It only demonstrates that we have beaches that match up to some of the best in the world.

The India list also throws up an interesting mix of beaches from various states dotting the coastline. We hope the TripAdvisor awards will act as a guide for all beach lovers to travel to these pristine stretches of sand, many of which are yet unexplored.”    

The Asia Story

India ranks 2nd after Thailand as the country with most number of winning beaches in Asia with 6 beaches having made it to the list. Thailand leads the way with 8 winning beaches.

Indian Beaches on the Asia List

2.         Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
3.         Agonda Beach, Goa
9.         Cavelossim Beach, Goa
11.       Varkala Beach, Kerala
17.       Mandrem Beach, Goa
22.       Benaulim Beach, Goa